In this video, you’ll learn everything you need to know about FDM 3D printing and how to master quick prototyping. FDM is the most popular 3D printing technology and the most common technology when starting to learn how to use 3D printing. When watching this video you’ll learn (in less than 10 minutes) the following:
- The main advantages of FDM, how it’s part of the material extrusion category of 3D printing and why the technology has two names (FFF vs. FDM).
- How an FDM printer works and it’s main components.
- The main characteristics of FDM: layers, infill percentage, and support material. We’ll take a closer look into how to consider layers for the surface finish and strength of your part, how different infill percentages have an impact on the printing cost and end performance of your part, how to use support material for FDM.
- The different FDM materials, their characteristics and when to use them. You’ll be introduced to the most common materials ABS and PLA as well as new FDM materials such as ASA.
- FDM post processing and dissolvable materials.
- Some of the latest developments in FDM to get a better understanding of 3D printing in 2019.
This video is part of the longer series “What is 3D Printing?” that will cover all the main technologies of 3D printing. Subscribe to this channel to receive a notification when we release the next episode!
To learn more about FDM 3D printing and other 3D printing technologies like for example SLA, SLS and Binder Jetting, check out The Definitive Guide - What is 3D Printing?: https://www.3dhubs.com/guides/3d-printing/
To learn more about the differences between PLA and ABS, check out this article from the 3D Hubs Knowledge Base: https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/pla-vs-abs-whats-difference
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